posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 08:50 PM
Thanks for posting this.
I looked at the RAW file (I shoot a Nikon D7100 and use a D7000 as a backup). A couple of things. You composed them in the shadow of a tree, it's
bright outside, you shot in auto mode (I don't get that, usually experienced photographers shoot manual, aperture or shutter priority), the flash went
off and a return light was detected, a patterned metering mode and at 18mm. Also the child is in a transition area for lighting. So from the exif data
I would say you are not a pro and I believe this may have happened.
The lens is set to wide at 18mm and the sensor is trying to get everything just right with 39 focus points. The flash is strong because it is trying
to overcome the sunlight to fill in the dark areas. This light reflected back to the camera from sash from mom's dress creating (no pun intended) a
ghosting on the optics of the zoom lens (multiple lenses in there). If you look close, the sash is almost identical to the ghosting, the folds are
That's what I think.
By the way, I do paranormal investigations and shoot photography as well. Occam's razor comes in to play. If there isn't more than one set of data
(and I have gotten multiple data points) it may not be paranormal.
With all that said, maybe it is a ghost. Because at the end of the day, this doesn't really prove anything.
I applaud you for uploading a RAW file. No one does that except for those who really are saying "what the heck is that!".
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